Shenault announced Tuesday that he will skip his final season at Colorado to enter the draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Shenault as the No. 12 overall prospect and No. 3 wide receiver -- behind Alabama's Jerry Jeudy and Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb -- for the 2020 draft.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Shenault had 56 receptions for 764 yards and four touchdowns this season, following a breakout campaign in 2018, when he led the nation in receptions per game (9.6) and led the Pac-12 in receiving yards per game (112.3). Shenault had 86 receptions for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns in 2018, setting 12 single-season team records despite missing three games with a foot injury. He was the only FBS player in 2018 to record at least five rushing and five receiving touchdowns in a season.
Shenault missed two games this season with a core muscle injury.
"At 10 when I lost my father, I didn't know what was next or what I wanted to do with my life," Shenault said on his Twitter post. "Once football was introduced to me, a lot of doors opened up. As I got older, I understood this was my way out. I'm blessed to be in the position I am and I know my dad would be proud of the foundation I left as I pursue my next dream of playing at the next level."